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Bryan D. Den Hartog, MD, Named AOFAS Board Treasurer

by AOFAS | Aug 01, 2018

Twin Cities Orthopaedic Surgeon to Serve Leading Foot and Ankle Society 

Rosemont, Ill. (August 1, 2018) – Foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeon Bryan D. Den Hartog, MDBryan D. Den Hartog, MD, has been named treasurer of American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society® (AOFAS), the leading organization for lower extremity medicine and foot and ankle surgery. In addition to serving as treasurer, Dr. Den Hartog will serve on the Board of Directors of the Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Foundation, the philanthropic arm of AOFAS.

As treasurer of the 2,200-member Society, Dr. Den Hartog’s focus is ensuring the Society’s financial stability to provide future foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons access to the top resources in the specialty. “I would like to give back and serve the Society that has provided me with professional opportunities and lasting relationships that equipped me with the tools needed to provide a higher level of care for my patients,” Dr. Den Hartog said.

Dr. Den Hartog earned his medical degree at the University of Iowa and completed his residency in orthopaedic  surgery at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He completed a successful fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin. His current work is through Twin Cities Orthopedics in Minnesota.

Prior to his role as AOFAS treasurer, Dr. Den Hartog served as president of the Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Foundation from 2015-2018. He has authored more than 25 peer-reviewed scientific papers and is a reviewer of the AOFAS peer-reviewed journal Foot & Ankle International (FAI). He has several patents for design and development of orthopaedic implants that are used around the world.

About Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgeons 
Foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons are medical doctors (MD and DO) who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders and injuries of the foot and ankle. Their education and training consist of four years of medical school, five years of postgraduate residency, and a fellowship year of specialized surgical training. These specialists care for patients of all ages, performing reconstructive surgery for deformities and arthritis, treating sports injuries, and managing foot and ankle trauma. 

About the AOFAS 
The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) mobilizes our dynamic community of foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons to improve patient care through education, research, and advocacy. As the premier global organization for foot and ankle care, AOFAS delivers exceptional events and resources for continuous education, funds and promotes innovative research, and broadens patient understanding of foot and ankle conditions and treatments. By emphasizing collaboration and excellence, AOFAS inspires ever-increasing levels of professional performance leading to improved patient outcomes. For more information visit the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society online at

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